Internet Arcade: Pengo
- Publication date
Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, BlackBerry, DoJa, Game Gear, Sharp Zaurus
SEGA Enterprises Ltd.
In Pengo, you must defeat the enemy by pushing ice blocks together to crush them. You also can capture one if they are shocked and dizzy. There is also a time limit to make it a bit more difficult (you must do it in one minute).
From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
- 2014-08-07 19:42:09
- Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, BlackBerry, DoJa, Game Gear, Sharp Zaurus
- Arcade, Puzzle elements
- Direct Control
- SEGA Enterprises Ltd.
- Fixed / Flip-screen
- Internet Archive Python library 0.7.0
Subject: Mr. Jason Scott is God! Thank You!!!!!
Subject: In response to another post...
As for the game itself, I find it unnecessarily difficult, which is a shame because I love the Atari 2600 port. If a game is this difficult that early on, you have to wonder just how hard it gets in later levels. I think the problem lies mostly in the controls -- maybe the actual machine played more smoothly with a joystick.
Subject: Keyboard controls.
Subject: Hooray! Pengo lives!
This looks like a really faithful conversion and brings back lots of great memories. My strategy was always to try to get the 3 unbreakable blocks together & get the big bonuses.
However, in following that strategy now I seem to have uncovered a bug in this emulation. If you manage to bring the 3 blocks together within the time limit which nets you 10000 bonus points, the game then goes a little odd (certainly if you do this on level 1). The game will never end and Sno-Bees, when squished by Pengo, just keep respawning in the bottom left corner of the arena, although they don't chase you & just wander off to the top of the screen. Some of them also appear to be 'stuck' in the side wall & unable to be squished.
Other than that little flaw, this is a terrific litte game.
Subject: This is a pretty good game
Let's Go Pens! Let's Pengo!